Central Point Option floppy controller

From: Jeffrey l Kaneko <jeff.kaneko_at_juno.com>
Date: Wed Sep 15 08:43:06 1999

I have one of these. Does anyone know how it's hooked up?
Anybody got the S/W for this thing? Supposedly, you can
write any format on the planet with this thing. I've
heard that it won't run i faster, newer machines. Does
anyone know what the limitations are?


On Wed, 15 Sep 1999 01:32:56 -0700 Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
> Given the current discussion, has anyone looked the Central Point
> "copy
> card" floppy controller over?
> I am looking at one of mine right now, and to my limited "PC" eyes
> it seems
> fairly normal. Barely the length of a short ISA slot, with fingers
> on a
> edge connector as well as a set of header pins for the floppy drive
> cable.
> It has one main chip:
> Transcopy 3 c CPS
> TC19GO32AP-0036
> Japan 8819EA! the ! could be just a vertical line.
> Its about 8051 sized, maybe 60 pins. There is a 48 khz crystal, and
> a 1987
> copyright. Two sets of jumpers seem to select between PC/XT and
> AT/Compaq,
> another set looks like DMA1 or DMA2.
> Remaining chips are a LS245 to the ISA bus, a 7406 by the PC/XT
> jumpers,
> and a 8812S UM8326B next to the crystal.
> This is one of the cards I check every old PC I see for.

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